Tsarskaya Tower Framed by
View from the grounds of Moscow Kremlin on fortification wall and a small Tsarskaya Tower (Tsar’s Tower) framed by trees and bushes in a summer season. The tower was put onto the fortification wall in 1680 and its name reflects the old legend about a four-faceted wooden turret with Tsar Ivan the Terrible’s throne inside. From here, the legend says, the first Russian Tsar could keep a close watch on what was going on in the Kremlin and on Red Square. An elegant eight-faceted marquee standing on four pitcher-shaped pillars and topped with gilded weather vane reminds of Old Russian terem-buildings. In the Tower’s marquee, the alarm bells of the Kremlin’s fire brigade were once fixed. Over the centuries, the Tower’s original look has been preserved. Its height (with weather vane) is 16.7 meters (about 54 feet).
Photo #106 taken on June 29, 2016 during Moscow Kremlin tour with my dear clients from Lebanon, Bernadette and Jacques Saade.
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